The ministers of foreign affairs considered a package of documents aimed at promoting and expanding cooperation in various fields on the CIS agenda. The draft documents will be submitted for consideration to the CIS Council of Heads of State. The session of this council will take place in Sochi on 11 October.
“I believe it is important that in the context of the coordination of our positions we continue transmitting to the international community our agreement on a whole range of issues on the current agenda,” Sergei Lavrov said.
The CIS foreign ministers are expected to discuss a set of organizational and practical measures to adjust the CIS to the current realities with a view to increasing the efficiency of the organization.
The presidents of Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are expected to take part in the summit. Due to the forthcoming presidential election Kyrgyzstan will be represented by a prime minister. The level of Ukraine's possible participation is still unclear.
“This is this year's second meeting of the heads of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union. It will be attended by the presidents of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan's prime minister,” the Kremlin said.
“Helsinki 2 is a relevant topic. It will require much effort from many countries. This is the call of the time, and people from various countries will invest efforts into this project. I think it will bear fruit,” the consul said.
"Recent events have forced Turkish Government to reassess the commitment of the Government of the United States to the security of Turkish Mission facilities and personnel," said the Turkish mission in a statement.
“Belarus is becoming increasingly interesting to other countries and the European Union in the first place. We, in Spain, see it as a good sign. My intention is to strengthen our relations and make them more intensive,” said Ignacio Ybanez Rubio.